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Artificial Intelligence: Marty the Robot Hunts for Spills in Supermarket Aisles

Marty the supermarket robot is rather smart. Armed with three high-resolution cameras, computer vision, navigation systems, numerous sensors, and smart AI software, Marty is able to sidestep shoppers and pinpoint spills. Marty is a social robot and the first of its kind to be deployed in a live customer environment in supermarkets.

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Digital Assets: Bitcoin Rallies as Halving Approaches
May 5, 2020

With halving now just a week away, is BTC repeating the script from its previous two halvings? On both the two previous occasions, bitcoin enjoyed sharp rallies post the halving…

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FinTech: Robinhood Raises $280 Million in Series F Funding Led by Sequoia
May 5, 2020

Robinhood Markets Inc, the pioneer of app-based, commission-free trading, homed in on two lucrative targets Monday. The fintech raised a $280 million series F funding at a valuation of $8.3…

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Hedge Funds: Maniyar Trades With $1 Billion, and Other Fund Launches
May 4, 2020

Mayinar Capital Advisers has started trading with more than $1 billion under management. The fund, which spun out of Tudor Investment Corporation, launched Friday. It has already become a shining…

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Liquid Alternatives: Buffett Dumps Airlines; What That Means For the JETS ETF
May 4, 2020

Investors who were bottom-fishing the airlines’ sector via the U.S. Global Jets ETF (NYSEARCA: JETS) are likely to view today’s (Monday) trading with some trepidation. Buffett, one of the world’s…

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Digital Assets: Gold-backed Tokens Provider Cache Ties With Onchain Custodian
May 4, 2020

Cache Private Limited is licensed under Singapore’s Ministry of Law under the Precious Stones and Precious Metals Dealers (Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Act (PSPM Act) of 2019….

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FinTech: Chinese Social Media Giant Tencent Builds 5% Stake in Afterpay
May 4, 2020

Chinese tech, gaming and social media giant Tencent (HKG: 0700) has bought a 5% stake in “buy-now-pay-later” company Afterpay (ASX: APT). Users on Tencent’s instant messaging platform WeChat can make…

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Venture Capital: Meat Substitutes Make Their Mark Amidst the COVID Crisis
May 4, 2020

Welcome to foodtech, another sector whose fortunes have turned amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Within foodtech, plant-based proteins are stepping in as meat substitutes to meet the shortfall in meat…

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DailyAlts Playbook: Buffett Ditches Airlines, Wall Street Movies, Black Swans, and Stimulus Estimates.
May 4, 2020

This morning CNBC is covering the Berkshire Hathaway meeting the same way that ESPN covers the day after “The Last Dance” on ESPN. The big focus is on Buffett’s message…

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Artificial Intelligence: Canada’s Scale AI Invests $3.4M in Eight Projects to Fight COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Scale AI invited projects that can utilize technology and AI to combat COVID-19 in Canada. There was a bumper response, and Scale received as many as 120 applications within three…

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Private Equity: ICANN Rejects Deal to Sell .Org Registry to Ethos Capital
May 1, 2020

The board of directors at ICANN rejected the sale of the .org registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. The possible $1.135 billion deal effectively died today after months of…

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